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5 Signs of Trauma You May Not Know About

People who have unprocessed trauma often report having commonly known symptoms, such as intrusive thoughts of the event(s), mood swings, loss of memory and more.    However, some people may be struggling with unresolved trauma without even realizing it. In fact, 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced trauma at least once …

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What is the Trauma Symptom of Avoidance?

Avoidance is a typical trauma response. It is a coping mechanism that you may use to reduce the adverse effects of trauma, such as distressing thoughts and feelings. It is entirely natural to want to not think about a traumatic event or your emotions related to it. However, when avoidance is extreme or the primary …

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PTSD Symptom Checklist

The PTSD Symptom Checklist (PCL-5) is a symptom checking tool that assesses the 20 DSM-5 symptoms of PTSD. While this assessment does not provide a diagnosis for PTSD, it does help you to monitor how your symptoms change over time.

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